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With our Autumn concert coming up this Saturday, we thought we'd share some more information about our new conductor, Joe Davies. We did an interview with him, and here's the first two questions!

Do you come from a musical family?
Yes! My mum's a very keen amateur oboist, and my three siblings all play instruments! My mum was (and still is) very encouraging towards my musical exploits, and she in turn was inspired to begin making music by the very large and loud family who lived next door to her when she was growing up. The neighbouring family had recently moved over from Poland, which is one of the reasons I'm obsessed with Polish music - owe it a lot! None of my family has ever pursued music professionally, however, so I guess I'll be the first!

Can you remember your first concert solo?
I can remember when I first conducted! I was participating in a National Childrens' Orchestra course as a cellist, and as a part of the 'informal concert' the cello section decided to get together an arrangement of 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' for fourteen cellos. There were, however, fifteen of us, so the cello tutor asked if someone would like to 'wave their arms' instead. I volunteered, and no one's been able to stop me since!
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Another clip from Wednesday's rehearsal, this time from the final movement of the Marcello Oboe Concerto.
Don't forget, the fabulous Louise Braithwaite will be performing the full concerto with us next week: Saturday 16th November; 2:30pm in Pershore Abbey.
The programme aso includes Rossini's overture to Semiramide, Dvorak's Water Goblin & Schumann's Rhenish Symphony.
We're looking forward to seeing you!
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What a pleasure to have Louise Braithwaite rehearsing with us last night! Did you hear her stunning performance on Classic FM last week?

You can hear Louise playing the Marcello Oboe Concerto with us at next week's concert: Saturday 16th November; 2:30pm in Pershore Abbey.
Here is a short clip of us rehearsing the 2nd movement ... don't miss the full work!
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Tune in to Classic Fm on the 31st October, 8pm-10pm to hear Louise Braithwaite, our oboe soloist in the Marcello, in a recording of a concert by Orchestra of the Swan. Louise is featured as the Cor Anglais soloist in Copland's Quiet City along with Hugh Davies on trumpet. Well worth a listen! 🎧 ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Worcester Philharmonic Orchestra

We are thrilled to welcome Joe Davies as our new Musical Director.

After graduating from Oxford University with a First in Music (2018), Joe now studies Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under Daniele Rosina, Edwin Roxburgh, and Michael Seal.

🎶 Rehearsals begin with Joe this week 😀 🎶
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